Introduction

Sound Off:
 
Legislative language has recently emerged in Tallahassee that would prohibit a physician from writing an initial opioid prescription for more than 5-days regardless of patient need or circumstance.   The proposed legislation does not provide any avenue for a treating physician to use their best medical judgment and the best interests of their patient to deviate from this restriction.  The limitation would apply in all instances including after a traumatic incident or scheduled surgery.

Our organizations want to hear from physicians about your concerns with this proposal and any impact it may have on the physician-patient relationship? 

* 1. What are your thoughts on the impact of this 5-day proposed restriction on your patients and your practice?

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